“What the theatre has given me: the ability to escape from a small, narrow, strict world to join one that is inexhaustible and multiple, one that combines literature, poetry, politics and history. This is the theatre we work on every day, to transmit it to young audiences.”


Being accessible to as many people as possible, in France and abroad, is one of the Comédie-Française’s fundamental missions. Alongside tours, all channels of dissemination are used to present its emblematic shows as well as productions designed for specific media.


Pathé Live – broadcasting live to more than 300 cinemas

The Comédie-Française is pursuing and extending its collaboration with Pathé Live. In the framework of this partnership, several plays from the season are screened in cinemas, live from the Salle Richelieu followed by repeat screenings at later dates. Along with the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Comédie-Française is part of the opera/ballet/theatre triptych proposed by Pathé Live on more than 300 screens throughout France and worldwide (reaching 50 countries). This scheme makes it possible it to reach out to all audiences in France and abroad, thanks to a network of locally embedded cinemas, and to bring the Troupe in close contact with the public. For this third season, close to 100,000 spectators were able to discover its productions of Lucrèce Borgia, Twelfth Night or What You Will and Électre/Oreste. Furthermore, in January 2019, Cyrano de Bergerac was given an exception screening in 316 cinemas in the United States. Accompanied by a significant body of educational documentation, this scheme also enables a very large school audience to see our productions and to enrich their experience thanks to the resources made available on the Comédie-Française and Pathé Live sites.

On screens in 2019-2020

LIVE from the Salle Richelieu:

17 OCT at 8.30 PM

from the Théâtre Marigny:

14 MAY 2019 at 8.30 PM


11 NOV at 5.00 PM, 12 NOV at 8.00 PM, 1 DEC at 5.00 PM

12 and 19 JAN at 5.00 PM, 13 JAN at 8.00 PM

8 and 15 MARCH at 5.00 PM, 9 MARCH at 8.00 PM

1, 7 and 14 JUNE at 8.00 PM

Details on

Catalogue available for customised school screenings


  • Productions

As part of the agreement between the Comédie-Française and France Télévisions, one or more shows will be recorded and/or broadcast this season.

Ingmar Bergman directed by Julie Deliquet
Recorded on 6 and 7 May 2019 in the Salle Richelieu, broadcast during the season

France Télévisions also makes these films available on its digital platform Culturebox.

  • Cinema collection

Filmmakers adapt the plays staged at the Comédie-Française to make cinematic works with the actors of the Troupe, produced and broadcast in collaboration with Arte. The channel programmed Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s Three Sisters in September 2015, Vincent Macaigne’s Dom Juan et Sganarelle in May 2016 and Oblomov, directed by Guillaume Gallienne in October 2017. The Comédie-Française is pursuing the development of this collection, which has been embraced with a passion by filmmakers and already has resulted in eight titles.


As part of its historical collaboration with Radio France, the Comédie-Française develops radio productions with France Culture.

  • Intégrale Racine. (The complete Racine plays)Esther was broadcast in January 2019. Iphigénie will be recorded in public in the Studio 104 at the Maison de la Radio on 7 March 2020.
  • Série Simenon. (Simenon series)Lettre à ma mère was broadcast in June 2018.

  • A collection-series of five Tintin albums. The fourth instalment of this series, Le Temple du Soleil was broadcast in April 2019. The next album to be recorded, Les Bijoux de la Castafiore will be broadcast during the 2019-2020 season.

  • Angels in Americaas a radio series On the occasion of the premiere of Angels in America (Salle Richelieu, 18 January to 22 March 2020), the play will be recorded in full and broadcast as a radio series in 2020.


Articles, photos, videos, news about the Troupe and productions, educational and heritage resources – all the activities of the House of Molière are on display in the digital spaces of the Comédie-Française

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Building on their strong partnership forged in 2002, the Comédie-Française and INA have inaugurated an online video on demand service (by pay-per-view or subscription) on the site, as well as a YouTube channel giving access to the institution’s historical productions.
YouTube channel: Ina-Comédie-Française


The DVD publisher Ina releases five to six titles from the Comédie-Française’s collection annually.

2019 releases

  • ROMÉO ET JULIETTE Shakespeare directed by Éric Ruf, film directed by Don Kent (2016), released 5 February 2019
  • LE MISANTHROPE de Molière, Molière directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger, film directed by Don Kent (2017), due for release in June 2019
  • CYRANO DE BERGERAC Edmond Rostand directed by Denis Podalydès, film directed by Dominique Thiel (2017), due for release in June 2019
  • L'HÔTEL DU LIBRE-ÉCHANGE Georges Feydeau directed by Isabelle Nanty, film directed by Vitold Krysinsky, due for release in 2019
  • 20 000 LIEUES SOUS LES MERS Jules Verne directed by Christian Hecq and Valérie Lesort, film directed by Philippe Béziat, due for release in November 2019

In addition, a series of “heritage” titles will be reissued during the season, due for release in autumn 2019.
The full catalogue of Comédie-Française DVDs is available on



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